My dreams of catching the last few weeks of summer as a Worthing resident are dashed, but that hasn’t stopped me from getting over there this weekend.

I’ve long fancied learning to crochet, but having taught myself to knit more than once (and forgotten again), I knew it wouldn’t come naturally.  And anyway as a bit of a natterer, I much prefer a group session where I can ask questions.

Me and the family had popped into The Wool Bar one day a few weeks ago on our stroll back to East Beach after a slap-up meal at Giuseppes for Nana’s Birthday.  (Giuseppes, BTW was brilliant for kids and grown-ups – I can see it becoming a family favourite – I’ll review it another day)!

The Wool bar is a lovely little shop (with a workshop in the back) with smiley, helpful, chatty staff and the most gorgeous crochet tapestry (the colours would be perfect in my Panamanian Living room) on the wall.

Before long, we had not only built long wishlists for everyone bar Mr Carter (not that bothered about knitting), but also booked MIL and I onto a crochet course.

Fast forward to yesterday, and Nana and I took the Coastliner over from Portslade (much less painful than I imaged), grabbed a (bad) coffee from around the corner (SHOUT OUT FOR GOOD COFFEES IN WORTHING PLEASE), and settled ourselves in the bright workshop, ready to work some knotty magic.

It may not win prizes but I DID IT!

It may not win prizes but I DID IT!

Caroline lead the inclusive class (one mum brought her eight year old, so we weren’t the only mother/daughter combo, although we were by far the oldest one) and taught us gently and with humor.  There were six of us – a nice, friendly, small group and we paid £25 each for three hours.

There was tea and coffee laid on (and CAKE too later in the afternoon).  I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did Nana, so we’re going back next month to learn granny squares and flowers.  🙂

If you’re interested in coming along, check out their events page.  I’ll be doing the knit and natter too and my daughters will do after school club (once we’re residents – cross everything)!